Teacher Review (Not based on classroom experience) Reviewer: OklaMathman, Aug 3 2004 02:00:21:063AM |

Review based on: personal experience |

Appropriate for: introduction to a concept, practice of skills and understandings |

Other Comments: A very easy to use tool for beginners. If I had the ability to project computers images in my classroom I would use this applet instead of my graphing calculator and that is saying alot |

What math does one need to know to use the resource? Just the basics about the form of the equation and the shape of the graph. |

What hardware expertise does one need to learn to use the resource? little or none, just be able to use a mouse. |

What extra things must be done to make it work? I would have to be able to project the image for the classroom to see to make this truly beneficial to me. |

How hard was it for you to learn? Very Easy |

Explanation: This applet requires little preknowledge to use. Maybe a short intro explaining the sliders would help some who are beginning computer users. |

Ability to meet my goals: Effective |

Recommended for: Algebra: Quadratic Equations, Graphing Quadratics; Algebra II: Quadratic Equations |

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